Support the Clean Power Plan
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has started the process to repeal the Clean Power Plan. Rolling back the Clean Power Plan would continue to expose millions of Americans to climate-changing carbon pollution and other dangerous pollutants emitted by existing power plants. These standards protect public health and move the United States forward in building a healthy clean energy economy for all. Nurses need to speak out in opposition to the repeal of critical climate change and air pollution safeguards.
The Clean Power Plan is projected to prevent 90,000 asthma attacks, 300,000 missed work and school days, and 3,600 premature deaths annually by 2030. Repealing these standards only means more sick kids, more expensive hospital visits, and thousands of premature deaths that could be prevented. Submit a comment to the EPA in support of the lifesaving standards in the Clean Power Plan that protect our health, limit carbon pollution from existing power plants, and encourage a transition to clean energy. The deadline to comment is April 26th, 2018. Click here for sample comments, that can be modified and personalized, in opposition to the repeal.
Support Clean Air & Climate Protections
In January 2017, the EPA issued a final determination for fuel-economy standards concluding that these standards are health protective, economically feasible, and should not be weakened. Yet, without any change in the facts, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt is reversing that decision, ignoring the thousands of pages of research and analysis that support keeping the standards in place. The announcement kicks off a process to weaken these essential public health safeguards.
This decision to rollback health protective clean car standards will allow automakers to make dirtier cars that pollute our air, harm our health, and worsen climate change in addition to costing American families more money at the pump. Emissions from cars fill our air with pollutants that trigger asthma attacks along with other negative effects on public health. Nurses, make your voice heard in support of strong clean cars standards by adding your name to our sign-on letter.